Jake Pelham Wins MacDonald Award
Congratulations to Jake Pelham for winning The Gary MacDonald Memorial Golden Glove & Bat Award for the 2019 season. Pelham received the award for his outstanding play in racking-up the most player-of-the-game awards during the 2019 season. Below, Pelham is pictured with members of Gary MacDonald's family, Sooners' veteran Cory Christie, and NSSBL President Stephen Ranni. Special thanks to the MacDonald family for being present at Sunday's ceremony.
Eastlink to Broadcast NSSBL
Below is the schedule of NSSBL games that will be broadcast during the 2021 season. The NSSBL is pleased to have Eastlink on board for another great season of NSSBL action.
Tuesday, July 20th - 7:35pm
Kentville at Dartmouth
Saturday, July 24th - 3:05pm & 7:05pm
Sydney at Dartmouth
Tuesday, July 27th - 7:35pm
Halifax at Kentville
Tuesday, August 17th - 7:35pm
Dartmouth at Kentville
Tuesday, August 24th - 7:35pm
Halifax at Dartmouth
17U Selects in the NSSBL
The NSSBL is pleased to announce the involvement of the 17U Selects in our 2021 regular season schedule. This is not simply a barnstorming tour, games played against the 17U Selects count toward determining our 2021 regular season standings. Each NSSBL team will play two games against the 17U Selects - see "schedule" for game dates. The NSSBL views the inclusion the 17U Selects as a mutually beneficial means of promoting baseball in Nova Scotia, while showcasing the existing, high quality baseball talent in our province. It should be noted, Nova Scotia's 17U Selects remain defending national champions. The 2019 edition of the team defeated Quebec and Ontario on the final day of competition to win Nova Scotia's first Canada Cup. It's worth a trip to the ballpark to see national-championship-calibre-baseball.
Seven Inning Games
All games in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League will be seven innings for the 2021 season.
Regular Season Standings
W-L GB Strk
Hudson Valley Renegades
Update 07.30.21 - Sanford is hitting .278 with four HRs, eight RBI, and a .537 SLG% across 54 ABs with the Renegades.
07.13.21 - after hitting .291 across 203 ABs with seven homers, 31 RBIs, a .370 OBP, and .808 OPS, Sanford has been promoted to the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Yankees' High-A affiliate. Alumni of the Hudson Valley Renegades, formerly of the New York-Penn League, include Josh Hamilton, Evan Longoria and fellow Canadian Ryan Dempster.
07.10.21 - drafted 105th overall by the New York Yankees in the 2019 MLB Draft, the former Dartmouth outfielder continues in the Yankees minor league system. At present, Sanford is with the Low-A Southeast's Tampa Tarpons. Alumni of the Tarpons include Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, and then minor league ballplayer and future WWF legend Randy Poffo (aka. Randy Macho Man Savage).
Follow Sanford's progress at the links below:
The NSSBL in Mississippi and Minnesota - it was just a matter of time. Christian MacLeod, son of former Sydney Sooners pitcher Kevin MacLeod, has been drafted 159th overall by the Minnesota Twins. Over his college career, MacLeod owns a 33.4% K-Rate with an Opponent's Batting Average of just .226. This past season MacLeod struck out 113 batters over 82.2 innings as MacLeod's Mississippi State Bulldogs captured the 2021 College Baseball World Series over Vanderbilt. MacLeod was ranked 113th among MLB prospects heading into the MLB Draft.
Follow MacLeod's progress at the links below:
Each team will be following Covid protocols until otherwise directed. Fans are permitted to attend games with the expectation of following appropriate protocols at all times. A safe return to the ballpark is the priority of the NSSBL.
Dartmouth at Halifax - July 06, 2021